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Looking Into The Mirror of Relationships

We all want to live” happily ever after”. Many of us are raised on the fantasy of it and we enter marriage (or committed partnership) with the idea that that is the way it should be. And the first blush of new love furthers our belief (false, I assure you) that Love and Happiness is the norm that we should expect right out of the gate. The inevitable challenges, disagreements and general unpleasantness that most often unfolds in early partnerships results in people “running for the hills”; stepping

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Prayerful Intentions

Consciously asking for what we want to see change in our lives has the power to create the very openings we need to allow that change in.  It is often said, if we don’t ask, how can we receive? Over the years, I’ve learned a technique that I call “Prayerful Intentions” that I often share with my clients as homework. It’s easy but very powerful: 1. Think of the situation that you want to address ( ie. sadness). 2. Create a statement that requests what you want to

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Healing: A Spiritual Journey

I have learned that loving myself is the same as loving spirit. I have learned that life provides us with all of the tools and opportunities that we need to come back into a loving relationship with ourselves. I have learned that the greatest meaning that we can bring to our lives is to open ourselves to love. One of the greatest wounds of our childhood is to come to believe that we are not worthy, not quite good enough, not lovable.  I remember in my youth, sitting

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Inspiration

Reading something inspiring and contemplating its meaning for us can bring needed comfort and sometimes even needed shifts in our awareness. I came across something meaningful last week that I want to share: An Indian proverb says that each one of us is like a home with four rooms. We have a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual room within us.  Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time. But unless we go into every room, everyday, even if only to

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Three Tools For Healing

I think it’s important to assemble some supportive tools to assist us on our path to healing and wholeness.  Tools we can turn to at any moment throughout our day to provide insight, steadiness and support. Some of my favorites: 1. Inspirational books that we can open to any page for guidance and contemplation.  Some recommendations: Books or audio recordings by Pema Chodron such as When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Books by Thich Nhat Hanh such as Peace is Every Step: The Path of

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